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Anton P. Porsteinsson, M.D.

Psychiatry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-5454

Administrative: (585) 760-6550

Office: (585) 760-6560

Fax: (585) 760-6572

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Biography

Dr. Porsteinsson is the Director of the University of Rochester Alzheimer's Disease Care, Research and Education Program (AD-CARE). In addition, he is the first William B. and Sheila Konar Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 1987, he received his MD degree from the University of Iceland School of Medicine and came to the University of Rochester in 1989, where he completed his internship and residency. He is Board certified in Psychiatry, with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry.
Dr. Porsteinsson has devoted his career to the care and study of individuals with memory disorders. He participates in the University of Rochester Memory Care Program, which serves a population with memory disorders. Internationally recognized in clinical research and considered one of the leading experts in Alzheimer's disease and dementia, his interests lie in biomarkers, imaging, and novel pharmacologic agents in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, both in terms of cognitive loss and behavioral disturbances. He is a leading investigator for many prominent national Alzheimer's prevention and treatment trials and has conducted major clinical trials with cognitive enhancers and course stabilizing agents in dementia, as well as psychotropics for behavioral changes associated with dementia. Dr. Porsteinsson is the author and collaborator of hundreds of research publications and serves as site principal investigator for research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other leading funders.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Geriatric Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

1977-1981
| Menntaskolinn i Reykjavik (Junior College)
Natural Sciences

1987
MD | University of Iceland, School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1987 - 06/30/1989
Internship in at University of Iceland

09/01/1989 - 06/30/1990
Internship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
Residency in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2012 - Present
Listed in Editions of America's Top Doctors

2010 - Present
Listed in editions of Distinguished Professionals

2010 - Present
Listed in editions of The Global Directory of Who's Who

2009
Dr. John Baum Award, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2007 - Present
Listed in editions of Who's Who in America

1999
Summer Research Institute Fellowship
Sponsor: NIMH/American Assoc. of Geriatric Psychiatry

1997
The Helga Jonsdottir and Sigurlidi Kristjansson Memorial Award
Sponsor: NIMH/American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry

1993
Carl Albert Jaenike Award
Sponsor: The Genesee Valley Psychiatric Assoc. & the Dept. of Psychiatry
Location: Rochester, NY

1993
Residents' Recognition Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

1992
Consultation-Liaison Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

1981
Thorvaldur Thoroddsens Memorial Award
Sponsor: Reykjavik College
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

1981
P.O. Christensens Memorial Award
Sponsor: Reykjavik College
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

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Publications

Journal Articles

2017
Lin F, Ren P, Lo Y, Chapman B, Jacobs A, Baran T, Porsteinsson AP, Foxe J. "Insula and Inferior Frontal Gyrus' Activations Protect Memory Performance Against Alzheimer's Pathology in Old Age. ." J Alzheimers Dis. 2017; 55(2): 669-678.

2017
Lin F, Ren P, Mapstone M, Meyers S, Porsteinsson AP, Baran TM. "The Cingulate Cortex of Older Adults with Excellent Memory Capacity". Cortex. 2017; : 83-92.

5/2016
Leonpacher A, Peters ME, Drye LT, Makino KM, Newell J, Devanand DP, Frangakis C, Mintzer JE, Munro CA, Pollock BG, Rosenberg PB, Schneider LS, Shade DM, Weintraub D, Yesavage J, Lyketsos CG, Porsteinsson AP: For the CitAD Research Group. "Effects of Citalopram on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer's Dementia: Evidence from the CitAD Study". Am J Psychiatry. 2016; 173(5): 473-80.

Books & Chapters

1999
Chapter Title: Nursing Homes and Long Term Care.
Book Title: Neurodegenerative Dementias
Author List: Porsteinsson, AP; Tariot, PN;
Edited By: Trojanowski, JQ; Clark C.
Published By: McGraw-Hill Companies1999 in New York

1997
Chapter Title: Measurement of Behavioral Disturbances in Chronic Care Populations.
Book Title: Measurement in Elderly Chronic Care Populations
Author List: Tariot, PN; Porsteinsson, AP; Teri L; Weiner MF;
Edited By: Teresi, JA; Holmes, D; Ory, M;
Published By: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated1997 in New York

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